At our offices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Robert A. Sarro, M.D., offers you the latest treatments, newest technologies, and most effective products to provide you with a complete range of cosmetic dermatological services for adult and pediatric skin conditions.
Botox and Dysport
Dr. Sarro has been using Botox for years to successfully treat facial wrinkles. Botox is a brand name of a purified protein derivative produced by Clostridium botulinum. There are also other brand names, such as Dysport and Xeomin. We use both Botox and Dysport because of their extensive safety profile. Botox and Dysport are most often used on forehead lines, the lines between the eyes, known as the glabellar region and crow's feet (lines around the eyes). Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox or Dysport. These products block signals from the nerves to the muscles. Contracted facial muscles cause wrinkles on the overlying skin. When the muscle relaxes it makes the wrinkle soften.
Getting Botox or Dysport takes only a few minutes and doesn't require anesthesia. They are injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes 7 to 14 days to take full effect, and it is best to avoid alcohol starting at least one week before the procedure. You should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.
The effects of Botox and Dysport will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and will require additional treatment. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with repeated treatments because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Three layers comprise normal skin: the epidermis or outer layer, the dermis or middle layer, and the innermost layer of fat. The major component of the dermis is collagen. As we age the normal volume and production of collagen decrease. The reduced volume and the effects of gravity contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are compounds that are injected directly into the dermis to restore volume and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Restylane and Perlane
Restylane and Perlane are injectable gels formulated with non-animal hyaluronic acid (HA), a building block of collagen, which is used to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Both products add volume and fullness to the laugh lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth, the "lipstick" lines above the upper lip, the corners of the mouth, the "marionette" lines from the mouth to the chin, and to the body of the lips.
Juvederm is another dermal filler made with a formulation of hyaluronic acid. As you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds - like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. A dermal filler like Juvederm® is an effective way to replace the HA that your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
Most facial wrinkles and deeper nasolabial folds occur within the dermal layer of the skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule that acts like a sponge, binding, and absorbing water, which creates volume in your face. As we age, HA diminishes, which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. Injectable gels like Juvederm correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to diminish wrinkles and nasolabial folds. Dermal fillers are a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment for nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Juvederm
Medical grade chemical peels
Chemical peeling is used to improve the skin's appearance by applying a chemical solution to the skin, causing the top layers of skin to separate and peel off. The resulting new skin is smoother, less wrinkled, and maybe more even in color. Peeling agents are available in different strengths (superficial, medium, and deep) and are chosen based upon your degree of skin damage and desired results. Chemical peels can reduce fine lines, scarring, sun spots, and freckles. Dr. Sarro may enhance the results of a chemical peel with a laser, or combine with another procedure, such as a dermal filler, Botox or Dysport. Consultation with Dr. Sarro will help determine how to best meet your needs.
Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular superficial peeling therapies. It is non- surgical, safe and effective. This light peel can help with fine lines and wrinkles, smooth minor pigment irregularities, and dramatically improve acne.
Microdermabrasion provides an improvement in many skin problem areas. It has little to no downtime and the procedure is fast, with little discomfort. It complements most treatment programs by providing a gentle but effective mechanical peeling of the skin. The result is glowing younger-appearing skin tone, including an improvement in the skin's texture and appearance.
Microdermabrasion uses fine particles of aluminum oxide to remove the dead layer of cells from the surface of the skin. This stimulates the production of new collagen and cells in the deeper layers of the skin. The microdermabrasion system is so successful, due to its unique combination of a high-velocity vacuum and filter system
Dermaplaning is a gentle form of manual exfoliation of the skin that resurfaces sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin. It's a gentle medical skin treatment that is performed by using a surgical blade that gently scrapes the outermost layers of the skin, ridding it of dead skin cells, impurities, and debris. Dermaplaning is an excellent way of exfoliating the skin and regenerating new skin cells. The result is smoother, softer and more vibrant skin. The effects of dermaplaning include:
- Removing light surface wrinkling
- Smoothing acne scarring
- Improving skin texture
- Evening out skin tone
Latisse is a topical medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enhance eyelash growth. With regular applications along the lash line of the upper eyelid, Latisse gradually encourages dramatic growth of longer, thicker and darker eyelashes. Latisse isn't meant to be applied to the lower eyelid. For full results, you must use the medication daily for at least two months. Eyelash improvements remain with maintenance therapy of the medication. Latisse
Facials are a treatment for the face that's meant to cleanse, firm, smooth and moisturize the skin. Many people swear by facials not only as a way to feel relaxed and pampered but also as a means for making their skin healthier.
Patients choose to have facials in order to:
- Deeply clean the skin and pores
- Improve skin that is either too dry or too oily
- Improve acne
- Rejuvenate skin that has begun to look old or wrinkled
- Relax and de-stress
Dr. Sarro's highly trained aestheticians apply creams, gels, serums, masks, mists and lotions that are meant to clean and revitalize the skin. A facial can help your skin look and feel better -- and give your self-image a boost in the process. Much like hairstyles and clothing, there are many types of facials, each designed for a different purpose.
Simple facials are probably what you think of when you picture the treatment -- cleaning, steaming and finishing off with a nice massage. Special facials can be tailored to your specific skin type. For example, hypoallergenic products may be part of a facial for sensitive skin; Alpha hydroxy acid facials can help aging skin look more youthful.
If the mature skin isn't your problem -- rather, you're on the youthful end with too much acne, you can seek out a specialized "acne facial" to clear your skin. You can also clear up your skin with "antioxidant and pollution-fighting facials" that have special ingredients formulated to fight free radicals that can contaminate and damage your skin.
There are many different types of facials. Make an appointment with one of our aestheticians for a complimentary consultation to determine the facial most appropriate for your needs.
Whether you're 35 and just beginning to see the first signs of aging, or 55 with skin that isn't exactly keeping your birthday a secret, seeking ways to reduce wrinkles is probably on your agenda. However, many of us are losing the wrinkle - battle because we think that aging skin is inevitable. Fortunately with today's advanced procedures, technologies and treatments, you really can look as young as you feel.
That process begins with a consultation with Dr. Sarro, who has helped thousands of patients improve the quality and appearance of their facial skin. The results are a meaningful enhancement of the patients' self-esteem and overall sense of well-being. A visit will open the door to you having the flawless, younger-looking skin that you've always wanted, but just haven't been able to achieve. We'll help you repair and rejuvenate your skin and improve your complexion.
Recapture and restore your beautiful skin. Consult with Dr. Sarro to determine an individualized treatment plan for you. Make an appointment today.
Skin care products
The most advanced skin care products, including both cosmaceuticals and those at prescription strength, are available at the offices of Dr. Sarro. More importantly, you have the advantage of Dr. Sarro helping you to make the right choice. With the dizzying array of skin care products available in department stores and on the shelves in drug stores, it's easy to understand why people have such a difficult time in choosing the appropriate skin care products. We've already chosen the most effective products, based upon on our experience with patients, thereby eliminating any guesswork. The result will be a wonderful skin care regimen designed specifically for you.